FK Haugesund vs Valerenga
Norway – Eliteserien
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Haugesund Stadion (Haugesund).
Haugesund saw their unbeaten run come to an end the last day, on the road, against the top-performing Odd. The hosts were determined to take the win, and it was evident from the way they intensified the pressure after conceding the equalizer. And the strategy was fruitful too, as eight minutes later the hosts once again took the lead.
With the home status for this game, FK Haugesund expects to get back to their winning ways.
Valerenga could have had a spot in the top-most tier, if not for their recent complacency. They failed to post three points on the board the last three times they tied their boots. And the last day, despite gaining a draw, the result was in effect a moral loss – considering the stature of the opponents, Sarpsborg.
Haugesund vs Valerenga Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last ten wins went to Haugesund.
- 10 of the last 16 clashes had goals from both teams.
- Seven of the last eight wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Eight of the last twelve fixtures at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
Haugesund vs Valerenga Prediction
Valerenga lost their last two matches on the road and conceded a total of eight goals from these two. Going on, they could register just three wins from their last 15 away ties, and eight of those were losses. In overall fixtures, the team was winless in the last three ties, and in four of their last five as well.
On the other hand, Haugesund was unbeaten in nine of their last ten match-ups and was so in 20 of their last 23 at home. They also had a seven-game winning run during this while. The squad was able to record two or more goals in five of their last seven fixtures, and in nine of their last fourteen at home.
Importantly, six of the last ten h2h wins went to the same side, and at their home, they registered seven of the last eight such victories. In fact, only once have they lost against this opponent in front of the home crowd.
As such, expect a home win this Sunday, but not count on it being clean-cut. Valerenga had found the back of the net in 12 of their last 14 overall ties, and did so thrice or more in four of their last six on the road. Moreover, 10 of the last 16 h2h encounters and 8 of the last 12 at this venue had goals from both teams. Rely on these teams to repeat the stat this week.
Haugesund vs Valerenga Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
FK Haugesund to Win @ 2.20 (6/5).